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Definition of "iterative" []

  • Characterized by or involving repetition, recurrence, reiteration, or repetitiousness. (adjective)
  • Grammar Frequentative. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "iterative" in a sentence
  • "I also share Rob's push for a serious discussion of risks and tradeoffs, though the term "iterative risk management" isn't poised to take the public by storm."
  • "So Patton has the right idea, but his use of the term iterative development is wrong."
  • "Or you can start with the whole system/painting with low details, and refactor it completly with every step (what he calls iterative), adding more detail."